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SubjectRe: noatime support in kernel?
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H. Peter Anvin once wrote:
>
> Followup to: <slrn56ua0s.gnb.jason@pris.oit.co.uk>
> By author: jason@oit.co.uk (Jason Haar)
> In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> >
> > [there's also another patch for directly accessing files by their inodes...]
> >
>
> Doing this in general breaks UNIX security as we know it, so it
> *definitely* would have to be a filesystem mount option.
>

Or better implement the operation as an ioctl on /dev/inodes and let system
owner set the permissions. It can make sense that some processes, like nfsd,
want to open files by inode while a normal user shouldn't do it.
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